Thank you to the Lumberjack Family for making Giving Day such a success! Missed your chance to make an Axe of Kindness on Giving Day? You can still give on our main donation page.
Caring Community

Do you have a passion for caring for the community? 

The world needs caring people like you, and NAU is a natural partner to your personal mission to make others feel cared for and supported on their journeys. NAU fosters an environment of shared responsibility through a variety of programs and initiatives that support community well-being on and off campus. 



Looking for a way to impact vulnerable NAU students and the community? You can make a real difference by donating to one of these funds: 


  • Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic – The NAU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic provides evaluation and therapy services for children and adults with communication and swallowing disorders such as stuttering, aphasia, speech disorders, and more. Often these services are not covered by insurance, but thanks to donations the clinic provides reduced and no-cost services to remove financial barriers that may prevent an individual from receiving much-needed intervention. Services are provided by graduate student clinicians working toward earning their master’s degrees in Clinical Speech-Language Pathology. Learn more on the Clinic's webpage.


  • Blavin Scholars Program  Established in 2010 by Paul and Amy Blavin, the program was created to support youth aging out of foster care in their dreams to achieve a post-secondary education. Through comprehensive individual and program support, the Blavin Scholars Program helps students navigate and maximize their college experience as they pursue a bachelor’s degree at Northern Arizona University. Learn more on the program's webpage.

  • Early Childhood Education Center  NAU is launching a new Early Childhood Education Center! Designed as a place to train early childcare educators and be a hub for research, the center will also provide exceptional care for the children of NAU students, faculty, and staff.   

  • Community Access to Care – Did you know that the NAU Dental Hygiene Clinic is open to the public? Anyone can receive affordable, preventative dental services from students in the dental hygiene program. The clinic also offers free dental exams during events such as the Kiddie Clinic and Smiles for Veterans. Your support of the Community Access to Care program ensures these events remain accessible. Learn more on the clinic's webpage.

  • Institute for Human Development  The Institute for Human Development is a research and training program that promotes full inclusion by advancing attitudes that value persons with disabilities and enhance access to all aspects of the human experience. The institute is part of a national network of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and supports over 20 training, research, technical assistance, and model service projects statewide in Arizona. Learn more on the Institute's webpage.
$7,050
Alumni Association Board We are Lumberjacks Challenge
Thank you Jacks for your support on Giving Day! 222 alumni made a gift and unlocked the Alumni Association Board Challenge. Your current Alumni Association Board and Past Presidents have made their gifts: Art Atonna; Kedren Dillard; Trina George; Alex Gutierrez; Heidi Hansen; Jana Harper; Melvin Hunter; Jimmy Jayne; Marquitta Lambert; Carmelle Malkovich; Joe Mead; Mary O'Driscoll; Kim Ott; Brandon Rivera; Nancy Serenbetz; Janet Sweigart; Maggie Thom; Wayne Watson; and Cathy Wylet. WE ARE LUMBERJACKS
222 / 222 Gifts
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CAPCOT Staff Match
Senior Vice President, Bjorn Flugstad, will match all gifts from CAPCOT staff up to $500. Give to any fund and see your impact double!
$500 MATCHED
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2
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Enrollment Management Staff Match
Vice President of Enrollment Management, Anika Olsen, will match all Enrollment Management staff gifts up to $1,000 to any fund. Make a gift now and have twice the impact. We are Lumberjacks!
$1,000 MATCHED
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$500
Human Resources Challenge
Do you work in Human Resources at NAU? If so, Vice President of Human Resources, Josh Mackey, challenges you. After 20 donors make a gift of any amount to any fund on campus, he will release his gift of $500 to support the Lumberjack Emergency Assistance Fund. And if 30 HR staff make a donation, he will release a second gift of $500 to support the Staff Book Scholarship. Make a gift now and help unlock Josh’s gifts!
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$1,000
NAU Foundation Board Challenge
Senior Vice President, Christy Farley, challenges the NAU Foundation Board! Once each member of the board makes a gift for NAU Giving Day, Christy will release her gift.
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$50,000
The Harrison Batey Lumberjack Challenge
Hey Lumberjacks, make a gift to support the fund that matters most to you at NAU and watch your donation go further! Rebecca Harrison Batey, ’73, challenges you to show your Lumberjack spirit. As soon as the Giving Day thermometer hits $50,000, Rebecca will release her $50,000 gift to support the College of Education. Give now and show the world the impact Jacks can have together.
$50,000 / $50,000 Raised
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University Marketing Staff Match
Do you work in University Marketing? If so, Chief Marketing Officer, Harlan Teller, will match your gift up to $500! Give now to the cause at NAU most important to you and Harlan will help you double your impact. We are Lumberjacks!
$500 MATCHED
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Alumni Chapter Leaderboard
Are you a member of a NAU Alumni Chapter? Be sure to let us know during checkout so we can add your gift to the leaderboard tally. WE ARE LUMBERJACKS!
If you are a member of an NAU Alumni Chapter, please select your Chapter below:
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Flagstaff Chapter 61
2 Phoenix Chapter 24
3 Washington D.C. Chapter 6
4 Denver Chapter 5
5 Portland Chapter 5
6 Native American Chapter 5
7 San Diego Chapter 4
8 Boise Area (*not a chapter) 3
9 Yuma Chapter 2
10 Prescott Chapter 1
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$30,000
DeMund Foundation Challenge to Support First-Generation Jacks
The DeMund Foundation challenges you to support the first-generation students of NAU. Did you know almost 46% of students at NAU identify as first-generations scholars? You can support the needs of first-generation Jacks trailblazers and also help unlock a challenge. Once 50 donations are received to any first-generation fund, the DeMund Foundation will release their gift of $30,000! Give now and see your gift go further to support first-generation excellence! To learn more about first-generation programming visit https://nau.edu/first-gen/
50 / 50 Gifts
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HR Staff Match
Senior Vice President, Bjorn Flugstad, will match all gifts from HR staff up to $500. Give to any fund and see your impact double!
$500 MATCHED
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ITS Staff Match
Senior Vice President, Bjorn Flugstad, will match all gifts from ITS staff up to $500. Give to any fund and see your impact double!
$500 MATCHED
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President’s Staff Challenge
President José Luis Cruz Rivera is challenging faculty and staff to get involved on Giving Day. He will personally deliver donuts and coffee to the department that has the highest percentage of participation. Give now and help your department win this special treat! (Results will be tallied Friday 4/15 to account for payroll deductions.)
Your gift may help unlock a match or challenge, please select your department below:
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Student Affairs 61
2 COE 55
3 SBS 54
4 CEFNS 38
5 Advancement and Foundation 35
6 ITS 33
7 HR 30
8 CAPCOT 28
9 CHHS 27
10 Enrollment Management 27
11 CEIAS 23
12 University Marketing 21
13 UFBS (FIPA) 19
14 FCB 16
15 CAL 14
16 Athletics 8
17 ONAI/OISS 4
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UFBS (FIPA) Staff Match
Senior Vice President, Bjorn Flugstad, will match all gifts from UFBS (FIPA) staff up to $500. Give to any fund and see your impact double!
$500 MATCHED
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